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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 21, 2009 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 Most Over-Rated

Sometimes I feel the late Brent, "Post coma," shows get more praise than they deserve. I think the Cornell show is overrated, but only because , as you said , the surrounding shows may be just as good or close; the same could be said for Veneta .
I feel the 12/31/78 show is overrated, (boy do they look tired)!, I was at the UCLA show the night before and it MIGHT be better played on a whole, no Dark Star ( the NYs one seems a bit tepid, tentative, to me ) or Other One , but we did get Hamza and pals !
And , yes , Egypt is not as bad as it's detractors say, but nothing that great either . A big missed opportunity ,
Oh, and beware any review that describes an 80's show as being "high energy," usually means rushed , tempos, no real transitions, breathless "artificial energy" rhythms . That sort of "fake excitement, from aging rock stars ," sort of feel , you sometimes get .